As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our health, communities and economies, Europe’s liberals are working hard at all levels of government to ensure that life as we used to know it can get back to normal. Our success depends on how well we can reduce transmission of the virus through the process of vaccination.
However, the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines has been one of the biggest obstacles we face in recovering from this crisis. According to this recent study, people who see vaccine misinformation online are less likely to want to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Earlier this month, we invited our liberal community to send us their questions about COVID-19 vaccines. Since then, our political leaders have delivered and answered many of the questions submitted.
Below, you can find answers to these questions by three of our political leaders, all with a background in the medical field.
Sal Brinton, ALDE Party Vice-President and Liberal Democrats Lords Spokesperson for Health (Liberal Democrats, UK)
Katalin Cseh, MEP, Renew Europe Group Vice-President and Medical Doctor (Momentum, Hungary)
José Ramón Bauzá Díaz, MEP and Pharmacist (Ciudadanos, Spain)
Though misinformation and disinformation spread like wildfire online, we can all do our part in extinguishing it by sharing science-based facts and the advice of trusted experts. At ALDE Party, we will continue striving to share science-based facts about COVID-19 and vaccination so that you can help your loved ones make better, more informed decisions.
In the meantime, liberals across Europe will continue to demand better transparency, better, binding contracts with medical suppliers and improved supply chains and production facilities for vaccines.